Feb 28, 2017AFS, Case IH provide new precision solutions
Driven by the growing demand for efficient data management, the latest Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) solutions from Case IH help producers collect timely information about their crops — whether in the cab or from the sky — to make better-informed management decisions that turn potential into profit. Two new updates, AccuStar GPS receiver and the Case IH UAV, expand the company’s full suite of precision farming offerings available across its equipment lineup.
Producers can accurately map fields and save on fuel, labor and input costs with the new AccuStar receiver. This affordable GPS receiver features simple and intuitive operation to quickly and cost-effectively upgrade or add precision capabilities to previous-generation tractors or combines. Once operators install the magnetic base and harnessing, they can immediately begin georeferencing exact data points in the field.
AccuStar is ideal for: ElectriSteer-assisted steering (autoguidance offering), GPS positioning for combine yield mapping, stand-alone GPS applications and providing GPS to third-party displays and/or applications.
The AccuStar receiver provides access to multiple guidance-correction sources ranging from low to medium to high accuracy. This flexibility offers the ability to upgrade to RTK-level guidance with Case IH RTK+ for sub-inch, pass-to-pass accuracy. Cellular RTK+ guidance-correction signals to alleviate line-of-sight issues associated with radio-delivered RTK correction, including those presented by hills, valleys, trees, buildings or other structures.
AccuStar is also compatible with ElectriSteer assisted steering. Controlled through the AFS Pro 700 monitor, ElectriSteer is an assisted steering solution that clamps onto the steering wheel to provide autoguidance for both new and used machines in mixed fleets with multiple options for accuracy.
In addition to collecting timely information from the cab, producers can now collect data from the sky with the Case IH UAV. In collaboration with industry-leader DroneDeploy, this new drone package quickly takes the pulse of crop health for real-time decision-making.
Available this spring, the Case IH UAV package includes the DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone with RGB camera, hard carrying case, extra battery and one-year subscription to DroneDeploy software. This system makes it quick and easy for producers to fly their drone, capture imagery, view and analyze maps with powerful filters, and then share those maps and insights with trusted advisers to immediately take action.
The Case IH UAV package includes easy to use software that enables flying over fields to get crop health data the same day with its software logic. Flying the drone is easy for all skill levels using an iOS or Android device. Images, data and analytics can be exported to agronomic decision-making software or sent to your agronomist. Different filters can be used to analyze imagery collected by the drone to understand problematic ares within your field that may impact yield and your bottom line.